Genesis 26:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]Genesis 26:9, NIV: "So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, 'She is really your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?' Isaac answered him, 'Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.'"
Genesis 26:9, ESV: "So Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she is your wife. How then could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘Lest I die because of her.’”"
Genesis 26:9, KJV: "And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her."
Genesis 26:9, NASB: "Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, 'Behold, she certainly is your wife! So how is it that you said, ‘She is my sister’?' And Isaac said to him, 'Because I thought, ‘otherwise I might be killed on account of her.’?'"
Genesis 26:9, NLT: "Immediately, Abimelech called for Isaac and exclaimed, 'She is obviously your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?' 'Because I was afraid someone would kill me to get her from me,' Isaac replied."
Genesis 26:9, CSB: "Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is really your wife! How could you say, 'She is my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might die on account of her.""